.@wavelengthmusic Festival 16 line-up announced / #Toronto

Wavelength Music warms up winter with the 16th annual Wavelength Music Festival running from February 12 to 14, 2016 in downtown Toronto, Canada. #WL16 is a three-night live curated mixtape of the best new independent music coming out of Canada. This year's line-up includes Duchess SaysFoxtrottThus Owls,Foxes in FictionCalvin LoveShe DevilsSoupcansBeliefsKeita JumaPartnerSteven LambkeClairmont the Second and many more.

Individual event tickets are $12 and the all access festival pass is $39. Tickets and passes are available now online at TicketFly.com and will be available in Toronto at Rotate This (801 Queen Street West), Soundscapes (572 College Street), and Tiny Record Shop (804 Queen Street East) as of January 8, 2015.

2016's festival programming is future-focused, as Wavelength has curated a line-up of the newest, freshest and most exciting sounds in the Canadian independent music scene. Highlights include a strong Montreal contingent - including electro-pop crew Foxtrott(recently signed to UK label One Little Indian, also home to Björk), dance-punk vetsDuchess Says (who created massive buzz at M for Montreal, with a new album on the way), Swedish/Canadian folktronica project Thus Owls, and '60s retro yeye-popsters She Devils (who recently made NME's Top 5 Canadian bands list) - as well as Sackville, New Brunswick's queer neo-grunge duo Partner, who got a shoutout from the titular Hollywood star for their song "The (Ellen) Page." The diverse sounds of Toronto are represented by Filipina kulintang ensemble Pantayo, youthful, positive hip-hop emcee Clairmont the Second, shoegaze rockers Beliefs, soulful popster Calvin Love, and aggro noise punksSoupcans. All evening concerts will take place at The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West).

To complement the festival, Wavelength will remount last winter's Pop-Up Galleryexhibition with Wavelength: #ICYMI, a display of concert posters, photos, festival art and ephemera at Mirvish Village's new community hub, the Markham House City Building Lab. Located at 610 Markham Street, the exhibition will officially open on January 14 and run through February 14. Leading up to the festival, Wavelength will host a free Sunday afternoon talk series at Markham House, featuring an artist workshop with Josh Korody(Beliefs/Nailbiter) on January 17 and a panel discussion, What Makes a Music City?, onJanuary 31. Markham House will also stage Wavelength's all ages afternoon concert as part of #WL16 on Saturday, February 13 featuring Brooklyn, NY's hushed space-pop artistFoxes in Fiction, experimental chamber pop artist Merganzer, and singer-songwriterSteven Lambke (of the Constantines).

About Wavelength
Toronto's original independent music community hub, Wavelength is a non-profit arts organization renowned for its curatorial foresight and championing of a diverse array of emerging artists. Wavelength had a massive 15th year in 2015, launching its new overnight camping and multi-arts festival, Camp Wavelength on Toronto Island - which was lauded as one of Toronto's best festivals of the year by NOW Magazine, BlogTO and ChartAttack - as well as running a Pop-Up Gallery venue, hosting a provocative talk series, and an incredible "Past, Present & Future" edition of the Wavelength Music Festival. Wavelength was recently recognized with a nomination for Torontoist's "Heroes" of 2015 list, with the publication stating "it's hard to imagine what Toronto's music scene would look like without Wavelength's influence."

Wavelength Music Festival 16 is supported by the Ontario Music Fund, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Live Music, FACTOR, Markham House, Mirvish Village, Westbank Corp, Red Bull Sound Select, Toronto Arts Council, Department of Canadian Heritage, The SOCAN Foundation, Business for the Arts, Steam Whistle Brewing, Exclaim! and Long & McQuade.

line-up#WL16 Festival Schedule:

Friday, February 12 @ The Garrison (1197 Dundas St. W.)
FOXTROTT (Montreal / Electro-pop sophistication / One Little Indian / Björk labelmates)
CALVIN LOVE (Toronto / Soul-pop sensation / Arts & Crafts)
KEITA JUMA (Toronto / Spacey psychedelic hip-hop emcee)
PROGRAMM (Toronto / Dream-time drone-pop / Sleepless Records)
ORGAN MOOD (Montreal / Psychedelic immersive audio-visual duo)
Doors at 7:30 p.m. 
$12 advance / $16 door 

Saturday, February 13 @ Markham House City Building Lab (610 Markham St.)
FOXES IN FICTION (Brooklyn, NY / Hushed space-pop / Orchid Tapes)
MERGANZER (Toronto / Mika Posen's experimental chamber pop)
STEVEN LAMBKE (Toronto / Constantines singer-songwriter / You've Changed Records)
Doors at 2:30 p.m. 
$12 adv / $16 door  
All Ages
Saturday, February 13 @ The Garrison (1197 Dundas St. W.)
DUCHESS SAYS (Montreal / Dance-punk veterans, new album in 2016)
SOUPCANS (Toronto / Noisy aggro garage punk trio / Telephone Explosion Records)
BELIEFS (Toronto / Shoegaze swell-rocker / Hand Drawn Dracula)
PARTNER (Sackville, N.B. / Queer neo-grunge duo / You've Changed Records)
VERSA (Toronto / Post-rock meets live painting)
Doors at 7:30 p.m.  
$12 adv / $16 door 

Sunday, February 14 @ The Garrison (1197 Dundas St. W.)
THUS OWL (Montreal / Swedish-Canadian folktronica project / Secret City Records)
SHE DEVILS (Montreal / Buzzing '60s retro yeye-popsters)
PRINCE INNOCENCE (Toronto / Silken electronic R&B pop)
CLAIRMONT THE SECOND (Toronto / Positive youthful hip-hop emcee)
PANTAYO (Toronto / Filipina kulintang ensemble)
Doors at 7:30 p.m. 
$12 adv / $16 door 
Advance ticket outlets: 
Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.)
Soundscapes (572 College St.)
Tiny Record Shop (804 Queen E.)
Ticketfly.com (exclusive online retailer)

Plus free pre-festival events at Markham House City Building Lab (610 Markham St):
Thursday, January 14 - 6 p.m.
Wavelength #ICYMI Gallery Opening

Featuring performance by Wavelength's Incubator art-pop crew Most People and witchy electro by Animalia.

Sunday, January 17 - 3 p.m.
Artist Workshop w/ Josh Korody (Beliefs & Nailbiter)
Modular synthesis & guitar effects discussed with host Dean Williams
Sunday, January 31 - 3 p.m.
Panel Discussion:"What Makes a Music City?"
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